Beginning with our first historic church directory (New England Congregational, 1989) rave reviews have appeared. The American Geneologist (Jan. 1991) said, "This is the most important work on Congregational history to appear in recent years."
The same diligence and thoroughness has followed in all of our subsequent books - often including greater textual detail, charts, maps, and other additions.
Our focus is Congregational Christian, Evangelical and Reformed, and United Church of Christ congregations..
Richard Taylor is a noted church historian and an award-winning author of publications that focus on these traditions. Our publications also explore additional and related religious groups.
Since 1989 we have specialized in the production and publication of historical directories of American Churches. Each book includes an overview of the historical events that influenced the development of the local churches and a listing of the local history data of hundreds of particular congregations.
"Taylor's histories are worth buying for the introductions alone.", Bulletin of the Congregational Library (Fall, 2012.)
Research in already published and forthcoming books include data on Evangelical Protestant, Congregational Methodist, Hungarian Reformed, and other bodies. Information on early Unitarian, and Plan of Union and Presbyterian Churches in particular states is also available.
Our books offer
Valuable religious histories.
County by County research tools for local history and demographics
Reference tools for genealogists, students of ethnic history, and historians of local congregations.
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